Monday, July 28, 2008

One week to Go! (maybe!)

Okay, so here is the latest update: (read carefully b/c it may be confusing!)
I went in at 8:00 this morning to have an ultrasound. My amniotic fluid was great, Wells looked great, and then the sonographer said, "Have we discussed that you will have a big baby?" Then I started to sweat! She said he is measuring at 8 pounds 4 ounces now!!! It gets better... So then I went to my doctor's appointment and she just laughed! : ) She told me the ultrasounds can be off and that she thinks he is probably not that big YET. So she checks me out and still no progress...shocking. She tried to strip my membrane and Wells wouldn't cooperate. So then I went to have a stress test, and all was great. In the meantime, my doctor is trying to figure out what to do and I'm praying that I'm not going to deliver an 8 pound or bigger baby!! The doctor came back and said, "Do you want a c-section?" Well, I'm not the doctor and I really want whatever is best to happen so I didn't answer. My doctor was perplexed because my body size doesn't match up compared to the baby size and she realized he isn't budging ANY time soon. So the outcome is that she scheduled another appointment for me for Friday morning to check me again. If nothing has happened, I'm going in Sunday night to have a balloon cath (no clue what that is). I'll stay overnight and they'll induce me Monday morning at 6. If he is too big or won't come, we'll do a c-section after that. At least there is now a light at the end of the tunnel! I have 7 days or less at this point and for that I am thankful! I can't lie and say I'm not fearful of having to go through regular labor and then have a c-section after all, but I also know that God is in control and thank goodness He is!! Please help me to pray that I'll be patient and at total peace with it all and that Wells and I will be healthy as can be when it is all said and done! Thanks for the encouragement this far and for your sweet comments!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Today's Update

Hey Everyone! I promised that I would post after my doctor's appointments so here goes today's appt. Well I think she was trying to be nice, but she said I might now be 50% effaced, but still no dialation and my cervix is very far back. She said I need to pray for contractions in the next week to week and a half in order for the cervix to move down. I told her I'm walking, doing water aerobics, danced at a wedding saturday night, and am eating spicy foods. So I guess God is proving that He will send Wells when He is ready and not necessarily when I'm ready. I truly am learning to be more patient and to not be so anxious. My doctor also told me I have a hernia in my lower abdomen. I noticed a bulge this week and she confirmed today that is what it is. So it's painful and will be when I give birth, so please pray that this will heal on it's own once the baby comes. She said because of the placement that it really could fuse back together on it's own. So that's what I'm praying for. Next Monday, I'll have an ultrasound before my appointment to make sure everything is okay and the fluid is still all there since my doctor said I'm completely out of room and I've lost weight since my last visit (which I'm totally great with as long as Wells isn't losing it). I'll post again next Monday unless a miracle happens and he decides to come on out this week! Thanks for the encouragement from last week!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

No News!

Hey Friends! Well, so many of you have been so sweet to ask how I'm doing and how I'm progressing. So I've decided to post an update each week to keep all my friends up to date! The answer this week was NO PROGRESSION! My doctor said that Wells must be having a good ole time in my belly because he is not wanting to go anywhere anytime soon! So my due date is August 1st, but by the looks of things it could be later! I've gotten encouragement from lots of folks that said it can really happen anytime and not to worry about my check-ups. So we'll see! I'm just getting lots of projects finished, cleaning, working with my stationery business with Robyn, and working on my reunion. So I'm definitely not bored! Just a wee bit uncomfortable! For all of you who have been pregnant in the summer, you know what I mean! Some times I just stick my head in the freezer and I feel much better! I also eat popsicles all day. But all in all, I'm doing great and just trusting that God's timing will be perfect when Wells arrives! Maybe more news next week...

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Wells' Nursery

Well, here it is! Many of you have asked for pictures and I finally took some tonight! Being type A, I wanted this finished a month before he was born and I did it! I have all of his clothes washed, bottles sterilized, and things put into drawers! I just wanted July to be full of rest and time to hang out with Chris, family, and friends before Wells arrives. I am really excited about his nursery and hope you love it too! I have to give a special thanks to Carrie Barrow who made the cute mobile and helped my mom and I put the nursery together. So many of you gave me the precious paintings, gifts, clothes, and other details you see in the room. So thank you so much! I just feel so blessed! Check out all the photos and enjoy! Chris was proud to at least get the baseball nightlight. He is also getting to hang a sepia colored baseball picture over the dresser. Those will be his touches. And for those of you who have known me since I was little, you are not seeing double! There are now two Muttsy's!!! Laura (mino) Verner, a precious lifelong friend, googled to find the original Muttsy so Wells could have one. It was sort of a joke, but it was so special to me!!! For those of you who don't know, Muttsy was the dog I slept with from fourth grade through college, literally. He was taken all over the world and lost MANY times (or taken and hidden...michele, lindsay, suzanne, alicia, and kathryn!) It is so hard to believe he will be in this room soon!! We are praying for a safe arrival into the world when the Lord is ready for him to come! We are so excited!

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